Chelsea boss Conte rules out signing new defender

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed his position on signing a new defender over the winter break.

The Blues manager was closely linked with a move for a new centre-back but he has stated that he will not be signing a defender in January.

Chelsea confirmed the news on the official club twitter account following Conte’s press conference.

Chelsea were closely linked with a move for Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer. A source close to the Yellow Canaries told Turkish-Football that the Blues have been scouting the Denmark international but denied receiving an offer.

The Istanbul giants have ruled out selling Kjaer over the winter transfer window but could be tempted into listening to offers over the summer.

Kjaer are been in sensational form for Fenerbahce and was named in the UEFA Europa League Team of the Group Stages for his performances in Group A which saw the Canaries top the group ahead of Manchester United.